07:51AM | 11/29/13
So my son buys his first home. It is a three story row home in South Philadelphia. At purchase there where no visible signs of water damage. My son as had two new roofs, replace the sliding glass doors on the third floor, torn down ceiling but still has water damage on the ceiling of the second floor and now it has progress to the kitchen ceiling. Three contractors later and the problem still exist. He is very unhappy. Any advise with be helpful.


11:18AM | 12/09/13
At this point, it sounds like your son has taken a lot of the necessary steps in locating and fixing the problem. So he may have already tried what I would recommend...Do you know if he has thoroughly inspected for any obstructions to water flow -- especially near his gutters? I live pretty close to the Philly area so my house is exposed to similar weather. A few years ago, we had a small leak because rain was not able to flow off our roof and down the spouting due to a collection of debris in the gutters and spouts. Not sure if this will help your son, but I found this blog post that may give him some pointers as well: Annual Roof Inspections
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